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4 January 1982 |
Thoresby[disambiguation needed], Nottinghamshire, England
Richard Winsor (born 4 January 1982) is a British actor and dancer. He is best known for his role as Caleb Knight in the long-running BBC television medical drama series Casualty from January 2014 until April 2017, when his character was killed off after being stabbed by a patient's relative.
Winsor is a trained dancer and has starred in several Matthew Bourne productions. In August 2001 he joined Bourne's company Adventures in Motion Pictures (later to become New Adventures) for the US tour of Car Man continuing in the role until early 2002 with tours in France and Japan. In 2004 he collaborated with the production of Play Without Words which opened to excellent reviews at the National Theatre and which was later to be given two prestigious Olivier Awards. With Bourne he created and then played 'Dorian' in the sell-out Edinburgh festival and London runs of Dorian Gray, a dance/theatre adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel A Picture of Dorian Gray, and 'Edward' in Bourne's Edward Scissorhands. Recently in 2013 Richard collaborated with a Japanese dance company on a revival production of Dorian in Tokyo. In 2011 he starred as The Swan/The Stranger in Bourne's phenomenally successful Swan Lake in the UK and on world tours including New York and Tokyo and which has subsequently been released as a 3D DVD following a special filming at Sadlers Wells.
Winsor was voted no.1 in a poll for the "sexiest dancer in the world" by Elle magazine.
In 2005 Winsor appeared in Elle magazine in an eight page photo special featuring Richard and Victoria Beckham in the Christmas special edition. Elle Magazine December 2005.
Winsor made his stage acting debut in 2008 with his performance of the monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, directed by Laurie Sampson, at The Royal Playhouse Northampton which earned fabulous reviews for his athletic and emotional portrayal.
Winsor was educated at Ranby House and Worksop College, Nottinghamshire, before training at the Central School of Ballet from 1998 to 2001 and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He toured with Ballet Central during his third year and danced at the Kirov Masterclass at Sadlers Wells under the direction of Irek Mukhamedov. He performed with the Bejart Ballet at Sadlers Wells in Bolero and in One Touch of Venus at the Royal Opera House during his final year at Central before graduating and successfully auditioning for Adventures in Motion Pictures.